THE JAMTODAY NETWORK
JamToday is the first pan-European Network dedicated to applied game design. It brings together different types of stakeholders (such as creative clusters, game companies, education and research institutes, public sector institutions, municipalities etc.) from various sectors, fields and expertise for running game jams across Europe.
JamToday aims to make it easier to create applied games by providing you with the know-how and expertise and by bringing together the different people who are involved in the process of designing and deploying game-based approaches to learning. In so doing we hope to help to bridge the gap between applied games and their wide fields of application.
The JamToday Network looks at how applied games can contribute to improving teaching and learning. Each year, JamToday will focus on a particular theme and will:
The JamToday Network receives support from the European Commission under the CIP-PSP framework as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme by the European Community
WHAT IS THE JAMTODAY FAIR?
Since 2014, the JamToday Fair is the annual meeting place for all those who are interested in game based learning and applied game design. The first editions of the JamToday Fair took place in Brussels, Belgium and Barcelona, Spain. The third edition of the JamToday fair will take place at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Florence, Italy.
This year’s edition will be a 1 day event and participants will be able to experiment live the spirit of a game jam and meet the teams from the JamToday game jams. Teams from the different international game jams as well as participants from Italy will work on developing game-based prototypes around the future of food theme. In the afternoon, they will receive mentorship and advise from professionals from the field around the commercial aspects of their games. They will then present their games to the visitors of the JamToday Fair.
THE JAMTODAY AWARDS
The JamToday Fair is also the place where the outcomes of the work performed by its members and the game jams participants is celebrated. An awards ceremony followed by a cocktail will close the third edition of the JamToday Fair.
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